John Cage
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1912-09-05
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John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading ...

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Biography

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives.

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Concert for Piano and Orchestra - Aria
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Concert for Piano and Orchestra - Aria Concert for Piano and Orchestra - Aria Concert for Piano and Orchestra - Aria Concert for Piano and Orchestra - Aria
John Cage
Prelude for Meditation
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Prelude for Meditation Prelude for Meditation Prelude for Meditation Prelude for Meditation
John Cage
A Room (from She is Asleep)
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A Room (from She is Asleep) A Room (from She is Asleep) A Room (from She is Asleep) A Room (from She is Asleep)
Paul Price
She Is Asleep (Quartet)
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She Is Asleep (Quartet) She Is Asleep (Quartet) She Is Asleep (Quartet) She Is Asleep (Quartet)
John Cage
String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along
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String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along
John Cage
Amores: Trio (7 Woodblocks, Not Chinese)
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Amores: Trio (7 Woodblocks, Not Chinese) Amores: Trio (7 Woodblocks, Not Chinese) Amores: Trio (7 Woodblocks, Not Chinese) Amores: Trio (7 Woodblocks, Not Chinese)
John Cage
Amores: Trio (9 Tom-toms, Pod Rattle)
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Amores: Trio (9 Tom-toms, Pod Rattle) Amores: Trio (9 Tom-toms, Pod Rattle) Amores: Trio (9 Tom-toms, Pod Rattle) Amores: Trio (9 Tom-toms, Pod Rattle)
John Cage
Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music - Part 3
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Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music - Part 3 Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music - Part 3 Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music - Part 3 Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music - Part 3
David Tudor
Music of Changes Books 1-4 (1951): Book I
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Music of Changes Books 1-4 (1951): Book I Music of Changes Books 1-4 (1951): Book I Music of Changes Books 1-4 (1951): Book I Music of Changes Books 1-4 (1951): Book I
Boris Berman
Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano
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Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano
Zoltán Kocsis
4 Dances (What so proudly we hail) – Dance No.3
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4 Dances (What so proudly we hail) – Dance No.3 4 Dances (What so proudly we hail) – Dance No.3 4 Dances (What so proudly we hail) – Dance No.3 4 Dances (What so proudly we hail) – Dance No.3
John Cage
Fear (Radio 1 Session, 1 May 1975)
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Fear (Radio 1 Session, 1 May 1975) Fear (Radio 1 Session, 1 May 1975) Fear (Radio 1 Session, 1 May 1975) Fear (Radio 1 Session, 1 May 1975)
John Cage
Cartridge Music
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Cartridge Music Cartridge Music Cartridge Music Cartridge Music
Rolf Hind
Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano
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Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano
John Cage
Sonata #10
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Sonata #10 Sonata #10 Sonata #10 Sonata #10
John Cage
Four squared for a capella choir
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Four squared for a capella choir Four squared for a capella choir Four squared for a capella choir Four squared for a capella choir
Antoinette Vischer
HPSCHD for harpsichord and computer generated sound tapes
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HPSCHD for harpsichord and computer generated sound tapes HPSCHD for harpsichord and computer generated sound tapes HPSCHD for harpsichord and computer generated sound tapes HPSCHD for harpsichord and computer generated sound tapes
John Cage
Sonata V From Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Pianos
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Sonata V From Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Pianos Sonata V From Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Pianos Sonata V From Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Pianos Sonata V From Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Pianos
Langham Research Centre & John Cage
Cartridge Music (1960)
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Cartridge Music (1960) Cartridge Music (1960) Cartridge Music (1960) Cartridge Music (1960)
Langham Research Centre & John Cage
Imaginary Landscape No. 5
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Imaginary Landscape No. 5 Imaginary Landscape No. 5 Imaginary Landscape No. 5 Imaginary Landscape No. 5
John Cage
Souvenir (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann)
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Souvenir (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann) Souvenir (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann) Souvenir (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann) Souvenir (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann)
Irene Kurka & John Cage
Sonnekus
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Sonnekus Sonnekus Sonnekus Sonnekus
John Cage
A Child's Christmas In Wales (Live)
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A Child's Christmas In Wales (Live) A Child's Christmas In Wales (Live) A Child's Christmas In Wales (Live) A Child's Christmas In Wales (Live)
Joshua Pierce & John Cage
Sonatas # 14 & 15 Gemini (After The Work By Richard Lippold)
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Sonatas # 14 & 15 Gemini (After The Work By Richard Lippold) Sonatas # 14 & 15 Gemini (After The Work By Richard Lippold) Sonatas # 14 & 15 Gemini (After The Work By Richard Lippold) Sonatas # 14 & 15 Gemini (After The Work By Richard Lippold)
John Cage
Imaginary Landscape no.5
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Imaginary Landscape no.5 Imaginary Landscape no.5 Imaginary Landscape no.5 Imaginary Landscape no.5
John Cage
Book IV Etude 25 (feat. Sabine Liebner)
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Book IV Etude 25 (feat. Sabine Liebner) Book IV Etude 25 (feat. Sabine Liebner) Book IV Etude 25 (feat. Sabine Liebner) Book IV Etude 25 (feat. Sabine Liebner)
John Cage
First Part Concerto For Prepared Piano And Chamber Orchestra
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First Part Concerto For Prepared Piano And Chamber Orchestra First Part Concerto For Prepared Piano And Chamber Orchestra First Part Concerto For Prepared Piano And Chamber Orchestra First Part Concerto For Prepared Piano And Chamber Orchestra
John Cage
Invitation L. M. from The Harmony of Maine
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Invitation L. M. from The Harmony of Maine Invitation L. M. from The Harmony of Maine Invitation L. M. from The Harmony of Maine Invitation L. M. from The Harmony of Maine
John Cage
Lecture on Nothing
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Lecture on Nothing Lecture on Nothing Lecture on Nothing Lecture on Nothing
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Prom 23 Proms 1972
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Prom 23 Proms 1972

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Biography

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives.

Cage is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4′33″, which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound; musicians who present the work do nothing aside from being present for the duration specified by the title. The content of the composition is not "four minutes and 33 seconds of silence," as is often assumed, but rather the sounds of the environment heard by the audience during performance. The work's challenge to assumed definitions about musicianship and musical experience made it a popular and controversial topic both in musicology and the broader aesthetics of art and performance. Cage was also a pioneer of the prepared piano (a piano with its sound altered by objects placed between or on its strings or hammers), for which he wrote numerous dance-related works and a few concert pieces. The best known of these is Sonatas and Interludes (1946–48).

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